Our rehab team has grown to ten physical, occupational, and speech therapists with a combined total of more than 190 years of experience in rehabilitation. Our therapists offer individualized treatment catered to the specific patient need and discharge plan.
The therapists play an important role in the interdisciplinary team to provide the most comprehensive and effective rehab with a focus on individual patient needs and ultimately, allowing the patient to return home.
NHC HealthCare, Greenwood Rehab offers physical, occupational, and speech therapy services on an in-patient and out-patient basis.
Physical Therapy (PT)
At NHC, we value an individualized approach and work side-by-side with patients to assure that plans and goals are met. Physical therapy can help individuals with orthopedic conditions such as:
- Cardiopulmonary and circulatory conditions such as congestive heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Connective tissue injuries such as burns or wounds
- Fractures and dislocations
- Low back pain and osteoporosis
- Neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, and Parkinson's Disease
- Sports injuries
- Workplace injuries including repetitive stress
Participating in Physical Therapy can improve:
- Balance and postural control
- Mobility and ability to access the environment
- Motor skill development
- Muscle strength, coordination, and endurance
- Range of motion and flexibility
Occupational Therapy (OT)
Our goal of occupational therapy at NHC is to treat patients with disabilities so that they may return to doing the activities of their everyday life. We work with individuals who have physical or mental disabilities from injury, illness, disease processes, and the aging process.
Occupational therapy may help individuals with problems relating to:
- Amputations, trauma, and burns
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Neurological dysfunction
Occupational therapy can help the elderly learn to:
- Adapt to changes brought about by aging such as decreased energy and vision
- Adapt the home for safety and efficiency
- Cope with the mental aspects of aging
- Identify community resources such as senior centers and clubs
- Increase physical strength and endurance
- Safely performs routine activities such as dressing and cooking.
Speech Therapy (ST)
Speech therapy treats speech, language, and voice disorders with the goal of improving communication. Speech therapy includes prevention, identification, evaluation, treatment, education, and rehabilitation of communication disorders.
Speech therapy problems may result from problems relating to:
- Head or spine injury
- Neuromuscular speech disorders
Speech Therapy can help with treatment of:
- Aphasia (the loss of the ability to use or understand words)
- Apraxia (motor speech disorder where voluntary movement is impaired without muscle weakness)
- Dysarthria (damage to the nervous system that affects the muscles used in forming speech sounds)
- Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing regular foods/liquids)
- Voice disorders
The mentioned disorders are treated with a range of activities including:
- Audio-visual aids
- Instructive or repetitive practice and drilling
- Introduction of strategies to facilitate functional communication
- Sign language and use of pictures
- Strengthening exercises